...Akihiro Yano started in a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Friday and was in the game until the 5th. Yano went 1-for-2 and even managed to throw out a runner trying to steal second.
...The Carp have signed Andy Phillips to a 1-year deal worth 40M yen and gets the number 22.
...Jet balloons will be returning to Yahoo Dome on 6/30, in time for a three game series against the Orix Buffaloes.
The video message asking fans to wash/disinfect their hands and to gargle will continue to be played throughout games.
...There are talks about a possible Japan / Korea Championship Game that will pit the champions from the NPB and WBO. The current proposal would have the game take place some time in November.